Nature Nooks Retreat: Kinship Place

A Viroqua, Wisconsin vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 1
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 6
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On West Fork of the Kickapoo River

Floor-to-ceiling windows, all wood interior, and expansive views of the restored prairie and the West Fork of the Kickapoo make this a unique facility, to accommodate a day meeting, a retreat, a reunion, or simply a family or couple getaway. Kinship Place is equipped with six - 6' tables and 40 chairs, which can all be stowed away for a wide open space, Cook for a crowd in the fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher, with dinner service for 36. A ceiling mounted projector and screen are handy for presentations, or for big-screen DVD viewing, with high quality speakers. Or the furniture can be cleared out, leaving plenty of wall space for a yoga retreat, with restoring views toward the river. The wood stove in the living area provides the focal point for an intimate feel. In the warmer months, you'll love to relax on the large deck. The living space includes two fold out twin beds while a private room features a queen futon. The Lodge at Nature Nooks is adjacent, for overnight larger group gatherings. See for more details on all three NNR facilities.


  • Handicap Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Board Games
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Deck or Patio
  • Free Firewood Provided
  • WiFi Internet
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Year-round Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Canoe/Kayak

Unique Features

We say Kinship Place is "a place to help GOOD things happen." Nestled in Wisconsin's Driftless Area on 87 acres,Kinship Place is a unique space that just might be perfect for your next meeting, retreat, reunion or get-away. The versatile space includes a living area and kitchen to house a variety of retreats and gatherings. What does that mean? Tons of space. All paper, cleaning and personal care products are environmentally friendly. The large grassy courtyard is great for badminton, frisbee, and lawn games, and includes a fire circle with firewood provided free of charge (please leave yours at home.) The adjacent rec room has a pool table, ping pong and foosball for those rainy days.

Things To Do

From the front door, enjoy hiking, skiing, birding, biking, kayaking, fishing and more. We provide kayaks and tubes at no charge so that you can explore the West Fork of the Kickapoo River -- a mile of the West Fork, a popular Class I trout stream, runs right through the property, It's a short drive to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, a premier natural area, and less than an hour to many other attractions, including the Sparta-Elroy bike trail, Wildcat State Park, and the Mississippi River. The Viroqua area is home to Amish artisans and shops, fine restaurants featuring local foods, a farmers market, and the Viroqua Food Coop.

Rates & Specials

$150 - $250 night

$950 - $1300 week

$150 per night/$950 per week. Rates are based on two person occupancy, $25 extra person per night. Maximum 6 people.

Rates for two-night minimum.

The property can be rented for $200 for full day use.

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I came here for work not expecting such a wonderful retreat. Tfhis place has brought out the best in me. Sunrise runs and playing in the Kickapoo! It has been renewing. ---T.

Contact Information

S4878 Cty. Rd. S
Viroqua, WI 54665
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(608) 637-3928
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About the Owner/Manager

You’d just like to get away for a couple of days with your sweetheart. Or you want to take your kids on a special vacation, in nature, by the water. Or you are taking off with a buddy or three to fish for a few days, or with your gal pals to catch up – and maybe catch fish, too. Is this you? Then one of the three facilities at Nature Nooks Retreat will be perfect for your get-away. Got a bigger group? Family reunion being planned? Researching for a retreat spot or business meeting? The space and kitchen in Kinship Place is a dream for serving a group, and the meeting space is a place to help GOOD things happen.

Here at Nature Nooks Retreat, we have lovely well-appointed cabins – The Lodge, Little Barn Cabin, Kinship Place - all with full kitchens, AC, woodstoves, the works. You will see photos and video of this 87 acres of habitat – from each deck, and from the mowed trails, you’ll be immersed in restored prairie, pollinator habitat, improved streambanks of the Class I trout stream, preserved and constructed wetlands. Nature calls!

Tom and Pam live on the property, and are available to answer questions, or even go on a walk-about or a float with you. We love to tell the story of this property, from the 12,000 years of human habitation, right to the present, as we continue to improve the stream banks, establish and maintain prairie restoration, and create wetlands. OUR CHARTER is to protect and enhance biodiversity and carrying capacity, and to create a means of sharing an appreciation for and a sense of belonging to Nature.

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